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All across the school this week our children have raised awareness of a very small charitable trust, sign2sing, by taking part in their annual event ‘sign2sing’. In their music lessons the children have been learning british sign language to a popular take that song. Mrs. Smith, one of our year 3 teaching and learning assistants, has also been running a sign language club at lunchtime. Each assembly gave me tingles and we were delighted that tony the representative from the charity was able to join us yesterday to enjoy our performances.

Last saturday some of our year 6 pupils took part in the district handball competition held at oakwood school. The event, supported by ruislip eagles handball club, who provided referees, saw ten teams of boys and girls play this exciting and fast paced game.


St. Helen’s college had two teams taking part and both teams played anxiety meaning in hindi symptoms very well during the group stages, winning many matches. Our A team progressed to the semi finals to play oak farm in a thrilling match which was won by just one goal by oak farm. Player of the day was thomas W who was outstanding in goal! Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to the A team who were presented with bronze medals.

We would like to remind parents that our february month end music recital is happening rather early, next friday, because of half term! Please do come along to this lovely informal occasion to hear the pupils perform, playing their musical instruments or singing. You will be most welcome, whether your child is performing or not. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Please let your PA class rep know if there is any point relevant to the whole school community which you would like us to discuss at the forthcoming forum meeting on 12th february. Any points which relate specifically to your class or year group should, as always, be addressed to the class teacher. We are particularly interested to hear any feedback or ideas from the parent community about car sharing and what causes anoxic encephalopathy how this may be embedded further throughout the school.

On monday I had the opportunity to lead the middle school and upper school assemblies. When I am given such opportunities I like to share my life experiences with the children: having written a book, explored antarctica with sir robert swan, trekked the amazon rainforest and the himalayan range, hiked mt fuji in japan and volunteered in palestine, there is something there that intrigues everyone.

On monday, I chose to inspire the children (and staff) with my antarctica story. It seemed apt with the children having had a snow day on the friday and temperatures in other parts of the world sinking to lows never experienced before. I showed the children videos and pictures of my trip and talked about what it was like to visit one of the coldest, loneliest and driest places on earth.

After telling my story of perseverance, co-operation, respect and fairness – just some of the values we teach here at school – I went on to explain the real reason I visited antarctica. It was to make a difference, however small. It was to make small changes in my lifestyle and to inspire others to do the same, so that the world could be a much nicer place to live in.

I shared some eye-opening facts about climate change with the children and asked them what they felt was the number one threat to our planet. I got so many fantastic answers: pollution, noise, humans, artificial intelligence and more. The children were surprised but quickly realised the truth when I told them sir robert swan’s most famous quote: ‘the greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.’ this alone inspired me to do more and I know that it got the children thinking too.

Since the assembly, the children have asked me a whole host of questions and have carried out research about antarctica generalized anxiety disorder dsm 5 definition independently of their own accord. As a school, we continue to work closely with our eco reps to make a big impact in small ways. This includes taking part in ‘waste week’ and ‘switch off fortnight’, ensuring that electricity is used efficiently, growing our own vegetables and monitoring food waste. Last year we achieved the eco schools silver award and we are now striving for the prestigious ‘green flag’ award.

In their history lessons this week, 5A and 5G had great fun re-enacting the events of the spanish armada. Throughout their afternoon lessons, the children heard the story of the armada whilst having their own ‘mini battles’. On tables of four, children were split into two pairs, with one pair representing the english and the other pair the spanish. Everyone had a picture of their monarch, a picture of the type of ship they would be in and a map of the english channel showing the points of the various battles, as well as four sets of scenarios from different times during the event. The pupils were made commanders of their fleet, with the number of ships the spanish and english actually had.

As events ‘unfolded’, the children worked in pairs to make decisions about how to proceed, given three possible options for each decision. Each class then discussed all the choices they had made, and mrs. Hopkins revealed what actually happened and what would have happened if the children had been the decision makers back in the sixteenth century! The pupils very much enjoyed examining their anoxic brain injury icd 10 results cards to see whether they would have lost ships and ultimately been victorious!

We would like to remind all parents from year 1 upwards that all of your children have a school subscription to the superb ‘times tables rock stars’ site, which is also available as an app to download. This online programme assists the children in learning their multiplication tables in a fun and interactive manner…So do remind them causes of hypoxia at birth to use it regularly! The children are able to access times tables rock stars via the learning portal, as well as other online resources including mathletics, language nut, abacus and curriculum visions.

We are delighted to announce that we will be becoming an examination centre for some of our music pupils. This will mean a large number of our pupils will be able to sit their examinations in a familiar environment on a saturday instead of missing lessons during the week and travelling to other examination centres. Peripatetic music teachers who will use our centre will be in contact directly with parents.

This week in assembly, miss collier gave a talk to upper school children about the hillingdon hub. The hub provides opportunities for young musicians from different schools to get together to play in a band or orchestra, on a thursday evening and/or saturday morning. Some current st. Helen’s college pupils already attend, as do some ex-pupils. If your son or daughter has grade 1, or plays at that level or above, they are able to join, and you don’t have to live in the borough to attend. We would urge you to allow your children this extra musical opportunity! If any parent or pupil would like any further information, mrs. Allery or miss collier would be pleased to provide this. You can also find more information by following the link below.

The children of wrens nursery put on a roaringly good dinosaur-themed assembly this week, displaying quite astonishing knowledge and performance skills for children aged 3 and 4!. They anoxia cerebral sintomas knew lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs and educated their audience about herbivores, carnivores and what caused dinosaurs to become extinct, even re-enacting a meteorite hitting the earth! They also sang three very catchy songs and wore fantastic costumes. Each and every child spoke individually, remembering their words and projecting their voices beautifully. Well done, wrens!

Pupils in 1HC brought the world of roald dahl to life with their wonderful assembly this week, recounting their recent visit to the roald dahl children’s gallery. Their passion for reading and for roald dahl’s books in particular shone through in their confident and enthusiastic performances. They also communicated clearly that roald dahl’s books teach us all about character and the virtues we all aspire to lead our lives by.

5G’s assembly this week certainly was a varied recipe of stupendous performing and sharing of information to raise our awareness of the importance of a balanced diet. How fortunate we are at st. Helen’s college to have soula and our wonderful catering team keeping our children healthy to enable them to benefit from all that they do at school. The behind the scenes documentary enlightened us all as to the thought and the processes involved in food preparation each and every day for our children. Thank you to all of the staff and pupils involved.

Mrs. Stark has been an integral member of the staff at st. Helen’s college for many, many years and her contribution to the school has been immense. Mrs. Stark joined st. Helen’s college as a part time french teacher and introduced the school to other languages. She should be very proud to leave the languages department enriched with spanish, french and latin. Mrs. Stark went on from being a part time teacher to a full time year 5 class teacher for many years before becoming deputy head ten years ago. She will be very greatly missed by colleagues, pupils and parents and I am sure that you will join us in wishing her all the very best for a long, happy and healthy retirement. Mrs. Stark is looking forward to spending time with her family anoxie définition and her four delightful granddaughters but we know she will always remain part of the st. Helen’s college community.

We still have a few places available in our coding club and we will now be opening this club up to year 4 children too. If you have a child in year 4, 5 or 6 who would like nanoxia project s build to attend coding club after school on a friday, please email miss lang at mlang@sthelenscollege.Com as soon as possible. The remaining places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Last sunday, over 50 st. Helen’s college parents, pupils and staff travelled up to the copperbox arena to watch some international netball. The event was part of the quad series of matches being played between england roses, australia diamonds, new zealand silver ferns and the south african proteas this winter in preparation for the netball world cup taking place in liverpool in july. The first match, between south africa and new zealand, could not have been closer! With the score tied at the end of full time and still tied at the end of extra time, the teams had to play on until one of them won by two goals. Finally it was new zealand who won 62 – 60.

Next up was england versus australia, their first match against each other since england beat them in the epic commonwealth games final in 2018. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the copperbox as it seemed the whole crowd got behind the roses. Our pupils and parents were on the edge of their seats watching the game as it swung in england’s and then australia’s favour but it was england who found the resilience to come through in the final quarter to win the match 52-49. Our pupils were truly buzzing after the match and one was even overheard saying, ‘I want to play for england when I’m older’. Let’s hope the visit to watch the england roses has inspired them to strive for excellence and realise their dreams one day.

Many congratulations to our Y3/4 and Y5/6 gymnastics teams who took part in the borough competition this week at botwell leisure centre. Teams of four, two boys and two girls, from eleven schools across the borough competed at the event. Each team member had to perform a floor routine, a body management routine and two vaults in front of judges at the event. Our team members had been practising their routines and vaults for the past few weeks and all their hard work really showed in the confident and polished performances they gave. Anaya K (Y4) achieved the highest score of all the Y3/4 competitors on the floor and second highest score on the vault, mark R (Y4) achieved the highest score of all the Y3/4 competitors on the vault and second highest score on the floor and ionie M (Y6) achieved the highest score of all the Y5/6 competitors on the vault and second highest on the floor. Overall in the team competitions our Y3/4 team came 6th and our Y5/6 team came 5th. The children thoroughly enjoyed the competition and are already planning how they will practise and improve for anoxic tank mixer next year!